Work begins on Weyburn Industrial Transload project
19 May, 2020
Earth-moving began last week for the new Weyburn Industrial Transload project on a 30-acre parcel just southwest of the city, bringing the plans of the last two years for the facility to reality.
Two bulldozers were moving dirt on the parcel to scrape up clay to be used for the building of a rail bed nearby, to build 6,000 feet of track beside an existing CP Rail spur that extends south of the ethanol plant.
This is part of the CP Radville subdivision that splits off the mainline near the McDonalds restaurant, and is currently little used except to store rail cars between shipments.
General manager of operations and business development Carter Stewart noted the plans are initially to have two 3,000-foot lines built, 60 feet apart, each line capable of holding 25 rail cars.